Post radio show thoughts

Hi, friends.

I hope this post finds you well. I promised I’d write after the radio show, but I wanted to wait until you could actually hear it online. My unending gratitude must go to Tony Leamon, the presenter of the One and All show, and his colleagues Dave Youlden and Mike Chappell. All three went above and beyond the call of duty to make me feel welcome and make my ‘job’ as easy as possible whilst I worked with them.

I really enjoyed having the opportunity to discuss the motivation behind Stones in the Road: Poems of Grief and Growth with Tony, and sharing the two pieces I did.

Tony was very gracious and kind, and allowed me the space to say exactly what I needed to. Mostly, I came away feeling like I’d done my friends and myself proud. Raising awareness of and money for stage IV breast cancer is still near the top of my list of priorities, but in that context, doing my best by my friends was all that mattered. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to do so.

I also appreciated the music that was played either side of my appearance on the show. Probably through years of experience, but Tony has a real ear for songs and context.

I think I’ve kept you waiting long enough – nearly a whole post, so here’s the link to the podcast. I come in at about 39 minutes into the programme.

If you want to purchase your very own digital copy of Stones in the Road: Poems of Grief and Growth, please click on the link on the top bar. You’ll be taken to a page where there are both instructions for payment and downloading the book.

Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments. I’m always open to good conversation. Thanks so much for being a vital part of this journey. I’m sure I couldn’t do this if not for this little community.

Take care,


Spreading the word about ‘Stones in the Road’

Dear friends,

I hope this post finds you well. I’m enjoying the ride with regard to Stones in the Road at the moment. Seems to be taking on a life of its own.

You can hear the first mention of the book on Source FM here – from about 30 minutes in.

There is further news, however. I will be speaking about Stones in the Road: Poems of Grief and Growth on the programme at 9.30am on Monday 20th October. I’ll read a couple of poems, and speak a little about the book and the story behind it.

Meanwhile, if you’ve read and enjoyed the book, may I ask you to share the link with somebody who might enjoy it just as much? I’m also tweeting and posting on Facebook about the book, using the hashtag #stonesintheroad

It would be fantastic if any social sharing could use the same hashtag.

Looking forward to posting after Monday’s show.